Geneva Police: Pedestrian killed when elderly driver jumps curb

In separate incidents: pedestrian is injured in hit-and-run, police searching for driver who hit an 11-year-old GENEVA, Switzerland — A 69-year-old man was killed on Saturday 13 May while walking near Geneva’s city hall, in the heart of the old city.

Geneva bicyclist killed in fall, Police seek witnesses

GENEVA, Switzerland —  A bicyclist crossing a wooden footbridge near Nant du Petit Saint-Loup in the commune of Versoix, died after falling to a waterway on Wednesday 10 May. Police are now seeking witnesses to determine what happened.

Geneva’s center in standstill after fire

Updated  GENEVA, Switzerland — More than a dozen firefighters responded to a fire that broke out on the top floor and roof of the Hôtel At Home on rue de Monthoux in the Paquis, Monday afternoon (see the dramatic video here).

On Syria travel ban, Swiss remind US of the Geneva Conventions

GENEVA — US President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the country, has sparked a global backlash including from neutral Switzerland which stated that such ban is “contrary” to the Geneva Conventions.

Thousands gather at Women’s March in Geneva

GENEVA – Around two thousand people weathered the bitter-cold in Geneva, Switzerland to peacefully protest Donald Trump’s divisive and exclusionary rhetoric and presidency calling for dignity, inclusion and equality.

Icy winds over Lake Geneva, big chill to continue

GENEVA, Switzerland – Iced trees, streets and harbors, delayed and/or canceled trains, buses and boats are the result of the icy winds that have hit the Lake Geneva region these past few days — and don’t put your parka away just yet — MeteoSwiss is forecasting below-freezing temperatures for the remainder of the week. 

Open call to young designers on the art of eyewear

GENEVA – Up to six young designers with a keen knack for art and eyewear might receive €3,000, as part of the so-called O-Six for Art grant. The money comes from the family-owned Italian Thema Optical company, which produces high-end eyewear.